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mpestrada74's Avatar mpestrada74
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07-05-2004 | Posts: 448
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Anyone having problems with INHD and INHD2? I've gotten the message "This channel will be available shortly" for the past week or so and it never clears up. Called Comcast and they have no idea why it's doing that and they're sending out a tech, but I was wanted to know if anyone else was having a similar problem.
Jeremyfr's Avatar Jeremyfr
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07-06-2004 | Posts: 748
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I must say that KING did a great job with their HDTV broadcast of the WaMu fireworks show last night.

hehe my wife and I sat on the side of the freeway in the express lanes and watched it hehe so did hundreds of other people on I-5 it was quite amusing really.
jimre's Avatar jimre
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Originally posted by Jeremyfr
hehe my wife and I sat on the side of the freeway in the express lanes and watched it hehe so did hundreds of other people on I-5 it was quite amusing really.

Cool - how do you watch HDTV from I-5? Some new high-speed wireless from Comcast that you're beta testing, Jeremy?
boykster's Avatar boykster
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07-06-2004 | Posts: 2,131
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I missed King's HD broadcast of the fireworks...I was too busy on my boat in elliott bay seeing it in living color from a few hundred feet....

Very cool

Rich
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07-10-2004 | Posts: 83
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I have to say that after watching Discovery HD for the last couple of days, it has become one of my favorite channels. I especially like Discovery HD Theater.
WiFi-Spy's Avatar WiFi-Spy
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07-11-2004 | Posts: 2,320
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Anyone else see American chopper in HD on Wednesday? it looked awesome!
Malcolm_B's Avatar Malcolm_B
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Oh man, I missed American Chopper in HD! I never watched the show until I caught the Father's Day marathon and then I got hooked! Gotta write myself a note a watch it next time.
djmattyb's Avatar djmattyb
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07-12-2004 | Posts: 103
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Has anyone heard if the All-Star Game on FOX Tuesday night will be in HD (aka FOX Widescreen)? I don't see any mention of it on their web site.

-Matt
wareagle's Avatar wareagle
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Originally posted by djmattyb
Has anyone heard if the All-Star Game on FOX Tuesday night will be in HD (aka FOX Widescreen)? I don't see any mention of it on their web site.

-Matt

Haven't been able to track it down yet (probably 16x9, 480p -- the best they have). The Home Run Derby is in HD on ESPN tonight 5-7.
djmattyb's Avatar djmattyb
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07-13-2004 | Posts: 103
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The first 3 innings were in FOX widescreen but then the screen flickered in the top of the 3rd and it went to what looks like true 1080 HD. Weird! I love it so I won't complain.
Lodep's Avatar Lodep
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07-13-2004 | Posts: 6
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Hey All,

I'm wondering what STB I'll get with the HD package and if it will give me component and S-video simultaneously. Thanks for any info.
WiFi-Spy's Avatar WiFi-Spy
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07-13-2004 | Posts: 2,320
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Yes the dct 6200 outputs all video connections at the same time incl. Firewire
miatasm's Avatar miatasm
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07-14-2004 | Posts: 867
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Originally posted by Lodep
Hey All,

I'm wondering what STB I'll get with the HD package and if it will give me component and S-video simultaneously. Thanks for any info.

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Malcolm_B's Avatar Malcolm_B
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The first 3 innings were in FOX widescreen but then the screen flickered in the top of the 3rd and it went to what looks like true 1080 HD. Weird! I love it so I won't complain.

Dang, that's what I get for not bothering to check out 113!
djmattyb's Avatar djmattyb
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But then the FOX widescreen came back on after the commercial break. Maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me. Anyways, it was good that FOX had it on. The only thing that was lame is that because it was on FOX they had 2 Americal Idol's sing at the game. Ugh. Gimme a break.
r_e_l's Avatar r_e_l
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NBC claims they will have a wide coverage of the Olympics in HDTV. they have something called "NBC HDTV". anyone knows what that? do we have it ? will we have it?

from NBC website:

The Olympic flame burns outside the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
The most in-depth Olympic broadcast in history is coming August 11-29 to the NBC Universal networks (NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Telemundo, NBC HDTV).

thanks
jeff28
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my understanding is that they are referring to the regular NBC-HD feed on channel 105.
r_e_l's Avatar r_e_l
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i found the following information at http://www.tvbarn.com/ticker/archives/021458.html

¡For the first time by a U.S. broadcaster at a Summer Olympics, NBC will provide high definition coverage. NBC’s HDTV affiliates will offer separate, in-depth coverage in high definition from several venues in Athens. The high definition coverage on NBC digital affiliates totals 399 hours and accounts for the vast majority of the increased coverage. The USA Network coverage will be 49 total hours.

and

HDTV For the first time by a U.S. broadcaster at a Summer Olympics, NBC will provide high definition coverage. NBC’s separate, unique HDTV coverage on NBC’s digital affiliates, presented by Sony Electronics Inc., will provide HDTV coverage on delay of six sports from the only main Olympic venues provided in high definition by the Olympic host broadcaster. Those sports include swimming, diving, gymnastics, track and field, medal rounds of basketball and the men’s soccer gold medal final. The HDTV coverage will total 399 hours and is a completely different production from the standard definition broadcast on the network. NBC has 124 HDTV affiliates with the potential to cover 86 percent of the country.


Is king considered to be affiliate? and are they part of the 124? will they have different programing on ch 105 then ch 5?
nishant's Avatar nishant
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I just found this page:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/tvlisting...59/detail.html

To me, it looks as if they have a separate HDTV channel that is dedicated to broadcasting only the Olpympics in HD.

Hey Jeremy, is there anyway you contact some friends at Comcast and find out what the real deal is here?
nishant's Avatar nishant
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After a little more digging, I found this link:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/tvlisting...48/detail.html

Here's a description of the HDTV channel:

[channel logo here]
24 hours a day

For the first time by a U.S. broadcaster at a Summer Olympics, NBC will provide high definition coverage. NBC's separate, unique HDTV coverage on NBC's digital affiliates, presented by Sony Electronics Inc., will provide HDTV coverage on delay of six sports from the only main Olympic venues provided in high definition by the Olympic host broadcaster. Those sports include swimming, diving, gymnastics, track and field, medal rounds of basketball and the men's soccer gold medal final. The HDTV coverage will total 399 hours and is a completely different production from the standard definition broadcast on the network. NBC has 124 HDTV affiliates with the potential to cover 86 percent of the country.
Nausicaa's Avatar Nausicaa
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Well if KING will be carrying the "normal" SD NBC broadcast in digital 4:3 on 105, maybe they will dedicate KONG 106 to the HD 16:9 feed?
wareagle's Avatar wareagle
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Now that "On Demand" is here, will the "iN Demand" feature be dropped, freeing up resources for less redundant things -- like HD On Demand and additional HD channels?

The online Comcast response to the FAQ:

"Will I continue to get Pay-Per-View as well as ON DEMAND from Comcast Digital Cable? "

says:

"Initially, movies will be available on both ON DEMAND from Comcast Digital Cable and Pay-Per-View. You will continue to get the same great events and live shows on Pay-Per-View that are currently available."

Use of the word "initially" seems to hold out promise.
artshotwell's Avatar artshotwell
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Quote:


Originally posted by Nausicaa
Well if KING will be carrying the "normal" SD NBC broadcast in digital 4:3 on 105, maybe they will dedicate KONG 106 to the HD 16:9 feed?

Comcast's tv spots indicate that NBC's HD Olympics coverage will be on 105. But, who knows???
Nausicaa's Avatar Nausicaa
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Well, http://www.nbcolympics.com/tvlisting...48/detail.html notes that HDTV coverage will be "on delay", so perhaps 105 will carry the SD stuff live and then show the HD stuff later.

Athens is GMT+1, so I'm not sure how "live" the Live coverage will be.
artshotwell's Avatar artshotwell
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Originally posted by Nausicaa
Well, http://www.nbcolympics.com/tvlisting...48/detail.html notes that HDTV coverage will be "on delay", so perhaps 105 will carry the SD stuff live and then show the HD stuff later.

Athens is GMT+1, so I'm not sure how "live" the Live coverage will be.

I suspect they'll handle this Olympics like they did the last one. Edit together eight hours of HD coverage, then start it at some fixed time and run it three times, then start over with the next days's HD package. Seems like last time the first run was less than 24 hours' delay, like late the same night...or early the next morning.
jeff28
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07-22-2004 | Posts: 199
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Hope this provides some clarification.... apparently the confusion is that the NBC-HD feed on channel 105 will not mirror the SD feed on channel 5. It will be a completely different broadcast designed specifically for HD. There is no "new NBC-HD" channel for Comcast to pick-up.


Comcast delivers gold medal HDTV programming from the Summer Olympics on Channel 105 (WWA) or 106 (Spokane). First time by a US broadcaster at a Summer Olympics: unique HDTV coverage on NBC's digital affiliates with 399 hours of coverage, one day delay, 6 - 8 hours looped. Completely different production from the standard definition broadcast on the network there are six favorite sports in High-Def: Swimming, Diving, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Medal rounds of basketball and Men's soccer gold medal final.
sastimac's Avatar sastimac
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07-22-2004 | Posts: 34
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I now have good signal and a 6200 box, with DVI and firewire. What can I do with the firewire? What do I need to use it?

Ciao,
jimre's Avatar jimre
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07-22-2004 | Posts: 2,012
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Now that we have firmware ver 7.10 here in the Seattle area, you can use the firewire port to:
  • record ANY HD channel to a "5C" compliant device, such as a JVC DVHS VCR.
  • record any NON-ENCRYPTED HD channel (local HD channels only) to a PC as well. See this thread.

ericjut's Avatar ericjut
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07-23-2004 | Posts: 1,774
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sastimac,

As far as HD on a PC is concerned, follow those instructions found at the top of the thread to the letter and everything should be fine.

Also, I suggest you try the VLC player first. IMHO, even if it has a lot of bugs, it's definitely my favorite of the bunch (and it supports real-time streaming directly from the Firewire input).

BTW, I hope you have a relatively beefy machine. You'll need it.

-eric
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07-24-2004 | Posts: 6
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Had my HD install today (I have Comcast broadband but haven't had cable tv since '98 - had to have Speedvision ya know - oh and a new "drop" was installed to my house with the broadband) and apparently the installer nor I actually tuned in any of the HD channels at the time and I left for the day. So I get home tonight and all the HD channels are diagonally rolling. Phoned Comcast and they reset the box with no luck and of course think it is something with my connections and I told them that we disconnected my OTA STB and plugged the wires right into their box. Dispatch will be calling me tomorrow to try to get somebody out here. I'm wondering if the installer didn't do everything he needed to do up on the pole and it's as simple as that. DOH!

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